Heart Rate and 3 Other Medical Tests You Can Do At Home

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Your ability to perform medical tests with equipment you have on hand may mean the difference between finding a potentially life threatening ailment before it becomes a real problem. It could help identify some symptoms if a doctor isn’t present, and give you an idea of someone’s state of health. Whenever possible, you should seek real medical attention from a certified professional, but in a pinch there are a few tests you should know about…

How To Pick The Right Travel Nursing Recruiter

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Nursing is one of the fastest growing professions in the healthcare industry. The U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics reports that that there are 2.7 million nurse practitioners in the healthcare industry and the number is expected to grow by 57% in 2020.

Nursing jobs have also been projected to grow quicker than average growth expected among other occupations in the U.S.

Dressing to Impress and How That Can Have a Huge Impact on Your Professional Career

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Taking the time to look your absolute best for your job can create short term and long term benefits for your life.
People who dress professionally and maintain their appearance project confidence, leadership, intelligence and a healthy degree of attractiveness in the eyes of any beholder. Not only are these theories supported by anecdotal evidence but by studies.

Ethical Challenges Of A Health & Medical Advice Website

People increasingly turn to the internet for all their information needs, even medical ones. A number of respected medical sites provide information to users who seek answers about their physical symptoms or treatments for their illnesses daily. These sites are a great resource for those seeking medical information via the net, but there is a fine line between practicing cyber medicine and simply being an online resource. That cloudy distinction is why these sites need to establish medical website ethics.

Why Get Your Master’s In Nursing? [Infographic]

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Did you know that the salary of an RN can stall at a certain point? Nurses who earn an MSN on average see a wage increase of nearly $40 an hour. The visual also addresses additional economic benefits of pursuing an MSN along with projections for the increased need in the profession, job satisfaction and other interesting tidbits.

Do You Know an Amazing Nurse? Nominate Them!

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Do you know a nurse that is just Amazing?

A nurse that has “inspired you with their skill, comfort, and care?”

Nurses make an impact in people’s lives every day. They are on the front line of healthcare and have the opportunity to make a big different for patients that are in need. But what most nurses don’t realize is they have an opportunity to make a positive impact on even more patients.

5 Excellent Books Written For Nurses and By Nurses

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With over 3 million nurses in the United States it’s not surprising to hear about ways they practice nursing that are a little less traditional. Nurses are becoming authors at an increasing rate and bringing quality content to a growing library of books written for nurses. It’s not surprising that the best nursing books are written by men and women who have actually practice nursing and can identify with other nurses.And these nurse author aren’t just writing text books or “how to” guides for nurses. The are writing compelling stories of the drama they face everyday on the floor. They are writing powerful tales that nurses can identify with. They are telling the untold stories of patient care.

Guide to the Top Nursing Gear

Guide to Top Nursing Gear

If you’re looking for the best shoes for nurses, best stethoscope, or best gifts for nurses we’ve got you covered. Heck, we’ll even tell you some of the best nursing apps!

The Nursing Shortage: Behind the Numbers

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While it seems that hospitals and health care centers should have an excess of nurses when other jobs are scarce, as with many things, the nursing shortage question involves more than meets the eye. So while the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that demand for nurses will grow by 26 percent between now and 2020 — translating into 1.2 million new jobs — that doesn’t necessarily mean that the unemployment problem is solved.

Stand out! Get Certified!

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Do you know Certified Nurses Day is on March 19? Many still ask, “What are the differences between licensure and certification?” Some use the terms interchangeably, but they both are quite different. Licensure is mandatory and signifies that the licensee has met the minimum standards to practice nursing in a particular state. In contrast, certification is voluntary. By taking and passing a specialty examination offered by a nongovernmental professional nursing or other interprofessional agency, the nurse or other healthcare professional has now validated his knowledge, skills and abilities in a defined role and clinical area of practice, based on predetermined standards.